Francis Henry Jackson

Personal Data

Francis (Frank) Henry Jackson was born on July 6, 1815, in Boston, the son of Dr. James Jackson and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot (daughter of Andrew Cabot).

He married on June 1, 1842, in Boston, to Sarah Ann Boott (b. Mar1821 in MA; d. 6Dec1886 at 302 Berkeley in Boston), daughter of Kirk Boott and his wife, Anne Haden (daughter of Thomas Haden).

Francis Jackson died on July 5, 1873, at 302 Berkeley in Boston.


Francis Henry Jackson attended Harvard College with the Class of 1834 but left in his junior year. He studied medicine briefly and then assumed management of iron mines in the Lake Champlain area in which his family was interested.

He returned to Boston by 1855, and became a real estate dealer and also an architect and builder. He listed himself as an architect in the 1860 US Census and 1865 Massachusetts State Census, and as an “architect and builder” in a December 28, 1869, advertisement in the Commercial Bulletin for “Patent Papered Wood Hangings.”

He was listed only as a broker in the 1856-1873 City Directories, and the real estate and mortgage brokerage business was his principal occupation. His memorial in the 50th anniversary yearbook for the Harvard Class of 1834, described him as “a real estate agent, and also a planner and builder of houses.”

Back Bay Work

1865 14 Marlborough (?)
1869 273 Clarendon
1869 275 Clarendon
1869 277 Clarendon
1869 279 Clarendon
1869 91 Marlborough (271 Clarendon)
1872 361 Beacon
1872 363 Beacon
1872 365 Beacon